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Aquitania Sol De Sol Chardonnay 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - I simply loved the 2011 Sol de Sol Chardonnay which is a classic, oaked Chardonnay from the cooler Malleco Valley with a nose of honey,...
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Argento Chardonnay Reserve 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - What you expect in a good value chardonnay with sliced apple and cream character plus hints of yogurt. Medium to full body, good fruit,...
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Argot Chardonnay Estate Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Very tight and pithy, with a core of lemon-lime and green apple flavors that are refreshing and expansive, folding in fresh apple, pear...
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Argot Chardonnay Simpatico Ranch 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Scents of pineapple and honey characterize the light gold/green-hued 2012 Chardonnay Simpatico Ranch. Medium to full-bodied, fresh,...
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Argyle Chardonnay Nuthouse 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Chardonnay Nuthouse is a blend of Argyle's three sites at low and high elevations, barrel fermented and aged for 12 months (25%...
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Ariel Chardonnay Non-Alcohol 750ml

Tasting notes Ariel Chardonnay has a distinctive combination of buttery apple and butterscotch characteristics, combined with a toasty...

Chardonnay & Chardonnay Blends

Known commonly as the great white grape of the Burgundy region of France, Chardonnay has become the most popular white wine in America, if not the world. Chardonnay is by nature a rich, full-bodied wine that grows at its best in a relatively cool climate. It is grown in virtually every growing region in the U.S. and is made in a myriad styles. Most Champagne and methode champenoise sparkling wine has Chardonnay in its blend. At one extreme, it can be elegantly floral and forward in the nose, with lovely fruit of pears and melons and a clean green apple acidity with a certain flinty or chalky mineral quality. It often has a full almost "oily" mouthfeel that lasts seemingly forever on the palate, with a perfect balance of fruit, acid and alcohol. Despite the long, complex finish, Chardonnay makes you hungry for food and thirsty for more wine all at the same time. At the other extreme, the first inhalation fills your nostrils with the sweet vanilla of new French oak and the creamy, buttery complexity that only Chardonnay can embody. Butterscotch, hazelnuts, toasted almonds all might come to mind, and the fruit might be tropical in nature, perhaps pineapples or coconuts, with more grapefruit-like acidity. This is truly a chameleon grape, and it can be altered as much by the climate and soil as by the winemaker's hand. In this country, it has found its best representations in Monterey and the Central Coast, Santa Barbara County, Carneros, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Willamette Valley (Oregon), Yakima Valley (Washington), Virginia and Long Island.